GATE 2019 Details Out, Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an examination conducted jointly by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore and the seven Indian Institutes of Technology at Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee) on behalf of the National Coordination Board (NCB)-GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.
Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is basically an examination of the comprehensive understanding of the candidates in various undergraduate subjects in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture and post-graduate level subjects in Science.
Qualifying in GATE 2019 is a mandatory requirement for seeking admission and/or financial assistance to (i) Master’s programs and direct Doctoral programs in Engineering/Technology/Architecture and (ii) Doctoral programs in relevant branches of Science, in the institutions supported by the MHRD and other Government agencies.
Even in some colleges and institutions, which admit students without MHRD scholarship/assistantship, the GATE qualification is mandatory. Further, many Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) have been using the GATE score in their recruitment process.
IIT Madras has released the details of GATE 2019. The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) will be held on February 2, 3, 9 and 10, 2019. Online registration will begin on September 1, 2019. Graduates and postgraduate degree holders are eligible to apply provided they fulfill the additional criteria set for the exam.
The exam will be held in selected cities and towns in the country as well as at Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Dubai (UAE), Kathmandu (Nepal) and Singapore.
Online applications can be submitted at gate.iitm.ac.in.
The application fee for GATE 2019 is Rs. 1500 (Rs. 2000 for fees submitted during the extended period which is October 1, 2018). As per the latest update from IIT Madras, the GATE 2019 result will be declared on March 16, 2019.
This year, Statistics has been added to the GATE subject list. Questions will be from Calculus, Linear Algebra, Probability, Stochastic Processes, Inference, Regression Analysis, Multivariate Analysis and Design of experiments.
GATE 2019 Exam consists of Multiple Choice Questions and Numerical Type Questions in all papers & sections.
Multiple Choice Questions will contain 4 options, of which only one is correct. For Numerical Type Questions a numerical value as the answer should be entered using the mouse and the virtual keyboard on the monitor. Following are the type of Questions:
(i) Recall: These are based on facts, principles, formulae or laws in the discipline of the paper. The candidate is expected to be able to obtain the answer either from his/her memory of the subject or at most from a one-line computation.
(ii) Comprehension: These questions will test the candidate’s understanding of the basics of his/her field, by requiring him/her to draw simple conclusions from fundamental ideas.
(iii) Application: In these questions, the candidate is expected to apply his/her knowledge either through computation or by logical reasoning.
(iv) Analysis and Synthesis: In these questions, the candidate is presented with data, diagrams, images, etc. that require analysis before a question can be answered. A Synthesis question might require the candidate to compare two or more pieces of information. Questions in this category could, for example, involve candidates in recognizing unstated assumptions or separating useful information from irrelevant information.
GATE 2018 was held in February as well and IIT Guwahati was the official organizer of the exam.
The exam tests the comprehensive understanding of the candidate in various undergraduate subjects including Engineering/Technology/Architecture and post-graduate level subjects in Science.
The exam, which is conducted online, encompasses 24 papers. The exam papers had questions for which numerical answers must be keyed in by the candidate using the virtual keypad. However, the rest of the questions are of Multiple Choictypesestion (MCQ) type.